Cowboys Preview Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
New faces: TE Jason Witten, DE Robert Quinn, WR Randall Cobb, RB Tony Pollard, DT Trysten Hill, DE Kerry Hyder, DT Christian Covington, OL Connor McGovern, S George...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it.
Cowboys Training Camp Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Oxnard, California.
LAST YEAR: Made playoffs for second time in three seasons with QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott. Dynamic young pair...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Trysten Hill didn't have a happy ending at Central Florida, where the defensive tackle appeared to fall out of favor with the coaching staff after Scott Frost left for...
Broncos lose guard Max Garcia to knee injury
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Left guard Max Garcia showed up at the Denver Broncos' headquarters Friday with a sore left knee, something that initially seemed like a minor annoyance for a team preparing for two big offensive line changes already.
With right guard Connor McGovern preparing for his first NFL start at center and Elijah Wilkinson set to make his first pro start at right guard, Garcia went for an MRI.
The result was devastating: a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Denver’s deficiencies in the trenches big part of skid
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are hurting in the trenches, where they lost their best offensive lineman, guard Ronald Leary, to a season-ending torn Achilles and are the first team in NFL history to allow back-to-back 200-yard rushers.
The Broncos (2-4) have allowed 593 yards on the ground in their last two games, leading general manager John Elway to say Monday on his weekly radio show on Orange & Blue 760 that they've gotten "very soft in there."
No. 9 Penn State’s offensive line now powering Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Miles Sanders has always heaped praise on the big men blocking for him, and the Penn State running back has found himself doing so more and more lately.
As No. 9 Penn State's offensive linemen have piled up pancake blocks, Sanders has racked up yards and touchdowns. Together, they're powering one of the country's most consistently explosive rushing attacks.
McGovern Deems 2018 “Year Of The Offensive Liine” At Penn State
Connor McGovern has a story to tell about the 2018 football season, a tale he’s confident enough to scream from the Happy Valley trenches.
A story, he knows, Penn State fans have long been hoping comes true.
“I think this year,” the former Lake-Lehman star said Tuesday, “will be the year of the offensive line.”
Penn State vs. Washington: Breaking down the matchups in the Fiesta Bowl
A breakdown of the matchups between Penn State and Washington in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl.
When Penn State has the ball
Offensive line vs. Defensive line
The Nittany Lions are hoping this is the game they show the nation, once and for all, they've become a good, formidable offensive line. We've heard that before. But if they play well, it might be time to listen.
Broncos hurting along both lines with Jets up next
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are hurting in the trenches as they try to halt their longest losing skid since the AFL-NFL merger.
Coach Vance Joseph on Friday ruled right guard Ronald Leary (back) out for a second straight week. He also didn't appear optimistic that nose tackle Domata Peko (knee) would return to the lineup after seeing his 123-game starting streak come to an end last week.
When Penn State has the ball Offensive line vs. Defensive line It remains to be seen whether Penn State will get starting left tackle Ryan Bates back or not, but this would be a good opportunity for those who remain to find their footing. The Knights are one of the biggest fronts the Nittany Lions will face this season, with DE Kevin Wilkins and NT Sebastian Joseph both topping 305 pounds. For all the heft, though, the Knights haven’t stopped the run consistently. Penn State, though, will have...
Chiefs’ Houston, Broncos’ top 2 tight ends out for showdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are missing top pass rusher Justin Houston and the Broncos are without tight ends Virgil Green and A.J. Derby for their important AFC West showdown on Sunday night.
Broncos safety T.J. Ward is also out with a concussion, while linebacker Brandon Marshall misses his third straight game with a pulled hamstring. They are joined on the inactive list by linebackers Quentin Gause and Vontarrius Dora and offensive lineman Connor McGovern.
Peters active for Chiefs-Broncos but 3 KC starters out
DENVER (AP) — Cornerback Marcus Peters is active for Kansas City's game at Denver on Sunday night, but fellow Chiefs starters Dee Ford, Jaye Howard and Jeremy Maclin are out.
Peters is dealing with a hip injury that limited him in practice during the week. Howard also has a hip injury, Ford a strained hamstring and Maclin a pulled groin.
Other Chiefs inactives: quarterback Tyler Bray, cornerback Steen Nelson, tight end Ross Travis and O-lineman Mike Person.
Penn State Preview: Key Matchups, Depth Charts And Players To Watch Against Rutgers
Depth Charts PENN STATE OFFENSE XWR: 12 Chris Godwin, 84 Juwan Johnson LT: 52 Ryan Bates, 76 Sterling Jenkins LG: 57 Steven Gonzalez, 55 Wendy Laurent C: 72 Brian Gaia, 55 Wendy Laurent RG: 66 Connor McGovern, 53 Derek Dowrey RT: 77 Chasz Wright, 75 Brendan Brosnan TE: 88 Mike Gesicki, 89 Tom Pancoast HWR: 5 DaeSean Hamilton, 3 DeAndre Thompkins QB: 9 Trace McSorley, 2 Tommy Stevens RB: 26 Saquon Barkley, 6 Andre Robinson ZWR: 13 Saeed Blacknall, 3 DeAndre Thompkins DEFENSE DE: 94 Evan Schwan,...
No. 9 Penn State visits Rutgers, looking for 7 in row
No. 9 Penn State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 9 CFP) at Rutgers (2-8, 0-7), 8 p.m. (BTN)
Line: Penn State by 22½.
Series Record: Penn State leads 24-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Penn State needs to win its final two games and have No. 4 Michigan lose at least one of its last two in the Big Ten East to win the division and qualify for the conference title game. Rutgers can only be a spoiler at this point.
Lake-Lehman Grad McGovern Earns Historic Big Ten Honor For PSU
It is said that, when offensive linemen do their job well, they do it in anonymity.
Well, excelling silently might be the only thing Connor McGovern isn’t doing well these days.
The Lake-Lehman graduate made history Monday, becoming the first offensive lineman in Penn State history — and first interior lineman ever — to earn a Big Ten weekly award after his effort in the No. 12 Nittany Lions’ 41-14 victory over Iowa on Saturday.
CB Sean Smith out for Raiders for showdown vs. Broncos
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is inactive for the game against the Denver Broncos with an injured left shoulder.
Smith left last week's game with the injury and was limited during the week before being declared inactive on Sunday night. The other players inactive for Oakland are quarterback Connor Cook; cornerback Antonio Hamilton; offensive linemen Matt McCants and Vadal Alexander; tight end Ryan O'Malley; and defensive tackle Stacy McGee.
Penn State Preview: Players To Watch, Key Matchups And Game Prediction
Depth Charts PENN STATE OFFENSE XWR: 12 Chris Godwin, 84 Juwan Johnson LT: 73 Paris Palmer, 71 Will Fries LG: 52 Ryan Bates, 57 Steven Gonzalez C: 72 Brian Gaia, 55 Wendy Laurent RG: 66 Connor McGovern, 53 Derek Dowrey RT: 70 Brendan Mahon, 77 Chasz Wright TE: 88 Mike Gesicki, 89 Tom Pancoast HWR: 5 DaeSean Hamilton, 13 Saeed Blacknall QB: 9 Trace McSorley, 2 Tommy Stevens RB: 26 Saquon Barkley, 6 Andre Robinson ZWR: 3 DeAndre Thompkins, 11 Irvin Charles DEFENSE DE: 94 Evan Schwan, 48 Shareef...
Latimer inactive for Broncos as he recovers from concussion
DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer was inactive Monday night against Houston as he recovers from a concussion.
The third-year player out of Indiana was hurt on Oct. 13 in San Diego. Latimer has three catches for 22 yards this season.
Left tackle Russell Okung was in the starting lineup after leaving the game in San Diego in an ambulance due to a concussion.
Ware misses 4th straight game as Broncos face Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss his fourth straight game due to a broken right arm when the Broncos play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.
Also inactive for the Broncos are quarterback Austin Davis, safety Justin Simmons, cornerback Lorenzo Doss, guard Connor McGovern, outside linebacker Ty Sambrailo and tight end Jeff Heuerman.
Penn State Vs. Temple: Depth Charts, Players To Watch, Key Matchups And Prediction
DEPTH CHARTS Penn State OFFENSE XWR: 12 Chris Godwin, 84 Juwan Johnson LT: 70 Brendan Mahon, 73 Paris Palmer LG: 52 Ryan Bates, 55 Wendy Laurent C: 72 Brian Gaia, 55 Wendy Laurent RG: 53 Derek Dowrey, 66 Connor McGovern RT: 59 Andrew Nelson, 77 Chasz Wright TE: 88 Mike Gesicki, 89 Tom Pancoast HWR: 5 DaeSean Hamilton, 10 Brandon Polk QB: 9 Trace McSorley, 2 Tommy Stevens RB: 26 Saquon Barkley, 6 Andre Robinson ZWR: 3 DeAndre Thompkins, 11 Irvin Charles DEFENSE DE: 94 Evan Schwan, 19 Torrence...
Penn St Vs. Pitt Preview: Depth Charts, Key Matchups And Game Prediction
TEAM DEPTH CHARTS Penn State OFFENSE XWR: 12 Chris Godwin, 84 Juwan Johnson LT: 70 Brendan Mahon, 73 Paris Palmer LG: 52 Ryan Bates, 55 Wendy Laurent C: 72 Brian Gaia, 55 Wendy Laurent RG: 53 Derek Dowrey, 66 Connor McGovern RT: 59 Andrew Nelson, 77 Chasz Wright TE: 88 Mike Gesicki, 89 Tom Pancoast HWR: 5 DaeSean Hamilton, 3 DeAndre Thompkins QB: 9 Trace McSorley, 2 Tommy Stevens RB: 26 Saquon Barkley, 6 Andre Robinson ZWR: 12 Saeed Blacknall, 11 Irvin Charles DEFENSE DE: 94 Evan Schwan, 19...
Broncos will go with 2 QBs with zero pro passes
DENVER (AP) — By selecting recently acquired veteran Austin Davis as their third quarterback Thursday night, the Denver Broncos headed into the NFL kickoff against the Carolina Panthers with two QBs who had zero pass attempts as a pro.
Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last season, was a kneel-down, won the starting job last month and rookie Paxton Lynch is his backup.